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Oct 31, 2012 7:30am EDT
% this year. japan self defense forces and u.s. military will hold their training exercise in waters off okinawa prefecture. they were to practice a land mag nufr, but it has forced military plan tires take a less direct approach. the drill is part of a large scale exercise that starts next week. commanders want to enhance the defense of southwestern islands. in italy they plan to hold a drill on an uninhabited island. they want to rehearse retaking territory occupied by enemy forces. government officials decided last week not to send troops ashore. they want to avoid raising tensions with china. the two countries, are feuding over the senkaku island and uninhabited chain in the east china see, controlled by japan. the beach landing is off, japanese and u.s. personnel will still practice together. troops will board landing craft, and coordinate with air support. >>> artists face a fundamental choice in their work whether to depict what they see in their imagination or the realities of daily life. this question has arrived late in the career of an 88-year-old japanese artist, after wh
Oct 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
defense ministry. >>> tokyo's newly refurbished central railway station was unveiled to the public at the beginning of the month for people in the capital, it's an iconic land mark. but for people many the disast irarea, the station's rebirth has a deeper rebirth. nhk world has more. >> reporter: the red brick building of tokyo station reopened recently for a major refurbishment. it's been restored to the way it looked when it was first built a century ago. the roof suffered severe damage from world war ii air raids. it's now covered with tiles that are made of natural slate. when the station was originally bill in 1914, the slate covering the roof all came from the town of ogatu in miyagi prefecture. for the recent refurbishment, the railway company decided to use slate from ogatu again. then the massive earthquake hit the region. ogatu was devastated by the tsunami. the entire building where 20,000 slates were being stored was washed away. amazingly, many slates survived intact. after the disaster, this man was the first on the scene. he found slate all covered with debris and caked
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